Thursday, December 23, 2010

Great Britain: Endurance riders scoops national awards - Full Article

Thursday 23rd December 2010

ENDURANCE GB Cumbria riders have won seven national awards this year and picked up place rosettes in another five categories.

The outstanding achieve-ment came from Kath McGee, a 50-year-old garage owner from Ambleside, who with her pony Foxghylls Folly won five awards and finished fifth in the Senior National Championship.

Henry, as Foxghylls Folly is known at home, is about 18 years old and of an uncertain breed, but possibly a Welsh cross.

He was acquired by Kath in 1999 when he failed to grow big enough for a friend's trekking business - he is 14.2hh and a bay in colours.

Kath explains he is a bit of a character: “Henry has a real taste for cider and will chase anything that comes through his field to see if they’ve got some for him.”

Kath got into Endurance Riding in 2003 when she took part in a charity ride at Brampton...

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